(April 1941)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Abner Sundell
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Hood; Wizard / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Hood [Kip Burland]; Roy; The Skull
Keywords
bondage

[The Panther Man] (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Hood / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Panther Man [Helmsley] (Villain; Intro; Death); Cooper (Villain: Barbara Sutton's great-uncle); Mrs. Sutton (Intro; Barbara's mother); Mr. Sutton (Intro; Death in flashback; Barbara's father)

[The Vampire of Elmsville] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wizard / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Al Camy?
Inks
Al Camy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Harley (Villain; Intro)

[The Bombing of Taranto] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fran Frazer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Adolf Hitler (Villain); Benito Mussolini (Villain); Josef Goebbels (Villain); the Fascists (Villain)

[The Kidnappers] (Table of Contents: 4)

Keith Kornell / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Zuraw
Inks
Nick Zuraw
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jupe (Villain; Intro); Alvan (Villain; Intro)

[The Claws of the Cat] (Table of Contents: 5)

Firefly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Warren King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Firefly [Harley Hudson]; Wiley (Villain; Intro; Death); Dr. Wright (Intro); Dr. Wright's daughter (Intro)
Synopsis
A girl rumored to be a jungle cat in human form.

Indexer Notes

Signed King in lower right corner of panel four.

[Fight With King Terry] (Table of Contents: 6)

St. Louis Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
St. Louis Kid [Jim Jennings]; King Terry (Intro); Two gamblers (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
The Kid wants to throw the match to save Tim Moloy's skin, but his daughter takes a bluff.

[The Inlet Invasion] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wings Johnson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Nazis (Villain)

[The Broadway Jewel Robbery] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bob Phantom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Bernard Klein [as Bobby King] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein [as Bobby King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]; Inez (Villain; Intro); Inez's partner (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis
A man and a girl rob a jewelry shop on Broadway and get away with a fortune in diamonds.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Warren King, but the art is identical to Klein's many signed stories in Top-Notch Comics. Notice tiny, narrow heads with angry eyebrows in sideview, and angular chin.

Breaking the Tape (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Persuasion of Alderman Hokum] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kardak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kardac (magician); Balthar; Alderman Hokum (Intro)
Synopsis
A grafting politician prevents the building of a playground for kids.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Warren King?", but this artwork resembles Hubbell's signed story in #15. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he drew four stories.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Hood; Wizard
  2. 1. [The Panther Man]
    Black Hood
  3. 2. [The Vampire of Elmsville]
    Wizard
  4. 3. [The Bombing of Taranto]
    Fran Frazer
  5. 4. [The Kidnappers]
    Keith Kornell
  6. 5. [The Claws of the Cat]
    Firefly
  7. 6. [Fight With King Terry]
    St. Louis Kid
  8. 7. [The Inlet Invasion]
    Wings Johnson
  9. 8. [The Broadway Jewel Robbery]
    Bob Phantom
  10. 9. Breaking the Tape
  11. 10. [The Persuasion of Alderman Hokum]
    Kardak
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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  • Del Gruber
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